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Abhijit Sen

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Occupation  Professor, Economist

Name  Abhijit Sen
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Abhijit Sen is a former member of the Planning Commission of India, which was disbanded in 2014.

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Early life

Sen grew up in New Delhi, attending Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and then St Stephen’s College for a Physics Honours degree. . He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Cambridge in 1981 where he was a member of Trinity Hall and wrote a thesis titled "The agrarian constraint to economic development: the case of India" under supervision of Mr J A Rowthorn

Career

Currently he is on leave as the Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University.

He has been the Chairman of a number of official Commissions, including the High Level Committee on Long Term Grain Policy, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, the Tenth Plan Subgroup on Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.

He has been a Member of the State Planning Boards of West Bengal and Tripura, PM's Taskforce on Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, and the Expert Committee on Rural Credit.

Prof. Sen has also been Adviser/Consultant with International organisations, such as the United Nations Development Programme, New York; International Labour Organisation, Geneva; Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Rome; OECD Development Centre, Paris; the UN University World Institute of Development Research, Helsinki; International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome; Asian Development Bank, Manila.

References

Abhijit Sen Wikipedia


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